A Breath of Hope

A Breath of Hope
By Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Historical
Release Date: 04/2018

Nilda Carlson can’t wait to leave Norway and start a new life in America. Invited to help her relatives on their Minnesota farm, she must earn passage money so her younger brother, Ivar, can accompany her. Dreams of marrying and having children are mixed with excitement at seeing her older brother and sister-in-law. The downside: living with her cantankerous uncle.

Rune and Signe have seen miracles since moving in with Aunt Gerd and negative, harsh Uncle Einar. With their indenture to him finished, they’re excited about building their own house and seeing Nilda and Ivar again. The happy reunion is short-lived—forgiving Einar is challenging, and Nilda’s doubtful she’ll adjust to his meanness. What’s behind his anger? A tragedy eventually occurs that could solve the puzzle.

In this “Under Northern Skies” novel, Snelling’s compelling tale of early 1900s Norwegian immigrant life continues. Fans will enjoy her colorful detailed depictions of farm life, family dysfunctions, a hint of mystery, and God’s faithfulness.

—Nancy Kanafani